Leemaneh Castle and Carran

Leemaneh Castle and Carran

Image-Leamaneh_castleLeemaneh Castle is a well preserved buliding in the Burren , County Clare. The name means “Horses leap”.


It is a real hidden gem on any Ireland tours.

The castle is a fifteenth century O’Brien stronghold , adjoining which is a four-storey building with mullioned and transomed windows (c.1640).

The area North of here is littered with ancient remains such as POULNABRONE DOLMEN. This is the Burrens most famous portal dolmen dating from 2500 BC !!!!  http://www.stonepages.com/ireland/poulnabrone.html

CAHER COMMAUN is also nearby which is a ninth century triple ring fort. http://www.megalithicireland.com/Cahercommaun{3cfdda1cae5c8f61fe11f430a8934c800c829a0f3dda74fc36ad4dfcd9ed6167}20Cliff{3cfdda1cae5c8f61fe11f430a8934c800c829a0f3dda74fc36ad4dfcd9ed6167}20Fort.htm

The tiny hamlet of Carran will offer you a chance for some local food and maybe even a Guinness !!  http://www.burrenconnect.ie/town_and_places/carran.html

This are a is full of must see attractions and hidden gems on any tours of Ireland….dont miss it !